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FS#9736 - sox 'play' does not work without libao

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Loic Nageleisen (lloeki) - Sunday, 02 March 2008, 09:51 GMT
Last edited by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Friday, 21 March 2008, 17:06 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Dale Blount (dale)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 2007.08-2
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


when playing a file with play (which calls sox with 'ao' output format), it fails because libao is not present. notably, when one disables arts sound system in KDE, the default sound play command is 'play', thus no sound event will play. certainly libao could be a dependency of sox, or a notice could be printed about the suggested dependency when installing sox.

Additional info:
* package version(s)

Steps to reproduce:
# pacman -S sox
$ play /opt/kde/share/sounds/KDEmod-IM_Message_Received.ogg
play soxio: Failed writing `default': unknown file type `ao'
# pacman -S libao
$ play /opt/kde/share/sounds/KDEmod-IM_Message_Received.ogg
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Closed by  Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Friday, 21 March 2008, 17:06 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  in testing new package